female reproduction

Egg Hunt: New Research on Female Fertility

June 27, 2012
As a woman ages her fertility naturally declines such that by the time she reaches menopause her “ovarian reserve” is depleted, meaning that she has few to no eggs – oocytes – remaining in her ovaries. In the first genetic study on this topic, researchers have identified some potential markers for ovarian reserve, both genetic and non-genetic.
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From Menarche to Menopause

May 14, 2012
Two universal milestones in a woman’s life are menarche, the first menstrual period in girls, and menopause, when menstruation stops. Research suggests that the age at which menarche and menopause occur is about 50% influenced by genetics.
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